Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics: Sixth Edition / Edition 6

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Overview

The most RENOWNED AND TRUSTED INTRODUCTORY GUIDE to core topics in geriatric medicine and health care

A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011!

4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!

"This continues to be the leading U.S. introductory textbook in geriatric medicine. It is user friendly, well written and edited, and easy on the eyes.

Not a single major concept is omitted. With some 400-plus pleasant pages, this can easily be read on a rotation in geriatric medicine. If I had a magic wand, I would wave it, and copies of this brilliant book would appear under the pillow of every hospitalist in the land. See if it doesn't resonate with you as well."—Doody's

Essentials of Clinical Geriatrics delivers a broad, well-written overview of all the important issues in geriatrics along with concise, practical guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases and disorders most commonly encountered in older patients.

Features:

  • A strong focus on the field's must-know concepts, from the nature of clinical aging to differential diagnosis of important geriatric syndromes to drug therapy and health services
  • Time-saving tables that summarize conditions, values, mechanisms, therapeutics, and more
  • Thorough coverage of preventive services and disease screening
  • An appendix of internet resources on geriatrics
  • NEW! Evidence-Based Summary section added to selected chapters
  • NEW! The addition of a Nurse Practitioner to the author team for the widest perspective possible

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

"...so well written the amount of information it contains is deceptive. Unlike many texts, the book is easy to read and provides an excellent overview of geriatrics." - Journal of Family Practice review of prior edition What other books describe in two pages of text, this book describes succinctly and clearly in one table. Its readability combines with the authority brought by the superb author team to result in a unique resource for anyone caring for elders. The problem-oriented approach focuses on early diagnosis of all conditions and reviews salient therapies. New to this edition is the latest on differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease, the case for and against aggressive management of diabetes, the use of beta blockers in managing acute myocardial infarction, anti-Parkinsonian drugs, the impact of managed care on the elderly, changes in nursing home and home health under Medicare, ethical issues and much more.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This is the sixth edition of a multiauthored textbook of geriatric medicine, last published five years ago. New to this update is the addition of Barbara Resnick as an editor, adding a nursing perspective to the book for nurse practitioners. End of chapter summaries reflect assessment guidelines of ACOVE (Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders, a national program for care of frail older persons).
Purpose: The purpose is to describe geriatric medicine in such a way as to prepare physicians and nurse practitioners to provide care that is both evidence-based and individualized to older persons. These are worthy objectives indeed, and the book accomplishes them handsomely.
Audience: The audience includes nurse practitioner trainees, medical students, and postgraduate physicians who seek to understand and embrace the concepts of geriatric medicine. The authors are all experts in the field.
Features: This book covers all the important aspects of caring for older persons, ranging from understanding about aging, age-related changes in physiology, and diseases and syndromes found in older persons. It explains systems of care, how geriatrics is different than caring for younger adult patients, and the sites and domains of care. Beautifully organized and illustrated, the book includes meticulously selected web-based and literature citations. There is a slight bit more duplication in this edition than in previous ones, but this is not a serious drawback at all.
Assessment: This continues to be the leading U.S. introductory textbook in geriatric medicine. It is user friendly, well written and edited, and easy on the eyes. Not a single major concept is omitted. With some 400-plus pleasant pages, this can easily be read on a rotation in geriatric medicine. If I had a magic wand, I would wave it, and copies of this brilliant book would appear under the pillow of every hospitalist in the land. See if it doesn't resonate with you as well.
Journal of Family Practice
"So well written the amount of information it contains is deceptive. Unlike many texts, the book is easy to read and provides an excellent overview of geriatrics."—Journal of Family Practice
Journal of Family Practice
"So well written the amount of information it contains is deceptive. Unlike many texts, the book is easy to read and provides an excellent overview of geriatrics."--Journal of Family Practice
Journal of Family Practice

So well written the amount of information it contains is deceptive. Unlike many texts, the book is easy to read and provides an excellent overview of geriatrics.

Doody
All practicing physicians who care for older persons, medical students, residents, fellows, and the entire interdisciplinary team caring for older persons will derive benefit from this book. (Four Stars)
Journal of Family Practice
Strongly recommended... so well written that the amount of information it contains is deceptive.. easy to read and provides an excellent overview of geriatrics.
American Family Physician
This handy-to-carry-and-use paperback is invaluable as a ready source of comprehensive up-to-date geriatric clinical information...richly supplemented by an enormous number of helpful tables, figures, and references.
David O. Staats
This is a compact, comprehensive textbook of geriatric medicine. The purpose is to present the fundamentals of geriatric medicine in an easy to understand format. All practicing physicians who care for older persons, medical students, residents, fellows, and the entire interdisciplinary team caring for older persons will derive benefit from this book. There is a plethora of very useful diagrams, tables, and appendixes of the most commonly used and needed forms as well as assessment tools in geriatric medicine, which greatly enhance the utility of this book. Sections on clinical glidepaths, iatrogenesis, home care, and ethics have been expanded or revised in this new edition. This book is like a good lite beer -- all the important points are highlighted, and the authors are essentially correct in most of what they say; this text could be swallowed whole in a geriatrics rotation. Every medical library should own this excellent book.
Booknews
New edition of a guide to problem-based diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care of all common geriatric disorders. Includes review of important nonclinical issues: environmental factors, documentation issues, ethics, and demographics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071498227
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/13/2008
  • Series: Essentials of Medical Imaging Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 598
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert L. Kane, MD

Professor and Minnesota Endowed Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging

School of Public Health

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN

Joseph G. Ouslander, MD

Director, Institute for Qualty Aging

Boca Raton Community Hospital

Professor of Medicine (Voluntary)

Assistant Dean for Geriatric Education

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) at Florida Atlantic University

Associate Director, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Department of Medicine, UMMSM

Miami, FL

Professor (Courtesy)

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

Florida Atlantic University

Itmar B. Abrass, MD

William E. Colson Chair in Gerontology

Professor of Medicine and Division Head, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

University of Washington Harborview Medical Center

Seattle, WA

Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

Professor

University of Maryland School of Nursing

Sonya Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology

Baltimore, MD

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
PART I: THE AGING PATIENT AND GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT
1. Clinical Implications of the Aging Process
2. The Geriatric Patient: Demography, Epidemiology, and Health Services Utilization
3. Evaluating the Geriatric Patient
4. Chronic Disease Management
PART II: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT
5. Prevention
6. Confusion: Delirium and Dementia
7. Diagnosis and Management of Depression
8. Incontinence
9. Falls
10. Immobility
PART III: GENERAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
11. Cardiovascular Disorders
12. Decreased Vitality
13. Sensory Impairment
14. Drug Therapy
15. Health Services
16. Nursing Home Care
17. Ethical Issues in the Care of Older Persons
APPENDIX: Selected Internet Resources on Geriatrics
Index

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